AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff Will Be Featured Speaker at USTFCCCA Convention

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 30, 2011   

Grant Teaff, the Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association since 1994, will be a featured speaker at the 2011 USTFCCCA Convention in San Antonio.

During his 17 years at the helm of the AFCA, Teaff has become one of the most effective administrators in intercollegiate athletics. In 2002, the Sporting News ranked Teaff as one of the most powerful administrators of college athletics. In December 2004, Teaff was named one of the most influential people in college sports by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal.

Teaff’s outstanding career as a college coach, with head coaching stints at McMurry, Angelo State, and Baylor, has placed him in eight Halls of Fame, including the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame. He won 170 football games, two Southwest Conference Championships, coached in 20 postseason bowls and all-star games. He was Coach of the Year six times in the Southwest Conference, and received National Coach of the Year Awards from the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association. In 2006, Teaff was honored with the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, one of the highest honors a coach can receive from the AFCA.

As Executive Director of the AFCA he is involved in every issue that affects the college game and has become a strong spokesman for the game of football.

Teaff has written five books: “I Believe”, “Winning”, “Seasons of Glory”, “Coaching in the Classroom”, and “Grant Teaff with the Master Coaches.”

Teaff’s presentation at the USTFCCCA Convention will focus on the importance of a strong coaches association as well as social issues facing coaches across America.  Teaff is scheduled to speak at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 14th.

The 2011 USTFCCCA convention is scheduled for December 12th – 15th at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.  Additional information about the convention can be found at http://www.ustfccca.org/ustfccca-convention.